3 politicians try living on minimum wage budget 三名政治人物嘗試靠最低工資預算過活
Have you ever seen a congressman snacking on a measly tin of sardines? Or maybe a governor ordering a McChicken off the dollar menu? In Washington that scene was reality for three Democratic politicians who are taking the Live the Wage challenge.
They are each living on a budget of $77 for the week–the same amount that a minimum wage worker typically has to spend on food, transportation and day-to-day expenses–after factoring out major costs such as rent and utilities.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky began the challenge–telling ABC News, “It totally changes your perspective. Even the shopping experience. I truthfully rarely think about how much it costs.”